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US2449829A
US2449829A US583271A US58327145A US2449829A US 2449829 A US2449829 A US 2449829A US 583271 A US583271 A US 583271A US 58327145 A US58327145 A US 58327145A US 2449829 A US2449829 A US 2449829A
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c. e. AGREN PORTABLE LOADING RAMP Sept. 21, 1948;

2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 17, 1945 Invntor CARL" G AGREN Sept. 21, 1948. c. G. AGREN 2,449,829

PORTABLE LOADING RAMP Filed March 17, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor :CARD G. AGREN' Patented Sept. 21,1948

p 2,449,829 ron'mnLn Lonnmd'nnm Carl G. Agren, Roberts, Idaho Application March 17, 1945, Serial No. 583,271

(Cl. I l-72) 1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to an improved portable loading ramp for use in moving hand trucks and the like from one elevation to another.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a loading ramp of the above kind which is conveniently adjustable to correspond with the respective elevations to and from which the hand truck or the like is to be moved.

Another object of the invention is to provide a loading ramp of the above kind which may be readily moved from one location to another and which is easy and convenient to use.

Still another object of the invention is to proyide a loading ramp of the above kind which is comparatively simple in construction and otherwise well adapted to meet with the requirements for a successful commercial use.

The present invention consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a portable loading ramp constructed in accordance with the present invention, the deck and approaches being positioned to show the appearance of the ramp when in use.

Figure 2 is an end elevational View of the ramp in lowered and folded condition.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 with the ramp conditioned as shown in Figure 1.

Figure l is a, side elevation looking toward the left of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a view of the jack forming part of the ramp, partly in elevation and partly in longitudinal section.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the present loading ramp includes a horizontal wheeled frame 5 whose supporting wheels are indicated at 6 and may be provided on suitable axles I provided at opposite ends of the frame. A flat platform or deck 8 is hinged near one side, as at 9, to one side of the frame 5 so that it may be swung Vertically for adjustment to different inclinations. Hinged to opposite side edges of the deck or platform 8 are approach plates If! and Hi, the hinges H being provided between adjacent edges of the deck or platform 8 and the approach plates ill and I, respectively. Pivoted at one end, as at l2, to the side of frame opposite that at which the deck or platform 8 is hinged, is one end of the cylinder of a jack l3 having its movable jacking member l4 hinged at l5 to the under side of deck or platform 8 intermediate the sides of the latter. The jack I3 is preferably of a fluid pressure type to which fluid under pressure may be suitably supplied by a hand pump I6 carried by the jack cylinder. In using a fluid pressure jack, the movable jacking member I 4 is in the form of a piston rod carried by a piston I! which is movable in the cylinder of the jack. There are many conventional types of jacks on the market which may be used for the purpose and the jack need not be described or illustrated in detail herein.

In using the present loading ramp, one approach plate I0 is disposed to rest upon the floor or ground at one elevation, as indicated at 18, and. the deck or platform 8 is jacked to the proper inclination so that the approach plate [0' may rest upon the floor or ground at the higher elevation indicated at Hi. When the deck or platform 8 is positioned at the proper inclination, the approach plates l0 and Ill will be positioned substantially horizontal. To adjust the deck or platform 8, pump i6 is operated so as to extend the jack it to the desired condition. With the ramp positioned as shown in Figure 3, hand trucks may be readily moved from the elevation I 8 to the elevation l9 over approach plate [0 up deck or platform 8 and over approach plate III, or vice versa. When the device is not in use and is transported from one place to another, the deck or platform 8 may be lowered to a substantially horizontal position and the approach plates I0 and I0 folded onto said deck or platform, as illustrated in Figure 2. Of course, a suitable handle or tongue may be carried by the frame 5 to facilitate movement of the ramp by pulling the same from one place to another.

From the foregoing description, it will be seen that I have provided a very simple and eflicient loading ramp of the kind described and. one which is efficient in use as well as inexpensive to manufacture and easy to use.

What I claim is:

An adjustable portable loading ramp comprising a horizontal rectangular frame, axles extending transversely of said frame adjacent opposite ends thereof, the ends of said axles projecting through and outwardly of the sides of said frame, supporting wheels journaled on the projecting ends of said axle, a flat platform plate hinged near one side edge upon one side of said frame for vertical swinging movement about an axis parallel with and above said one side of the frame, a jack pivoted to the other side of said frame and pivotally connected to the underside of said platform plate for adjusting the latter from a horizontal position to different lateral inclinations relative to the frame, said platform plate being of such a width and so arranged as to project beyond opposite sides of said frame when in the horizontal position, the hinged side of said platform extending beyond and between the wheels at the adjacent side of the frame when said platform plate is disposed at an inclination, and a fiat approadh plate hinged to eaohside edge of 10 the platform plate to fold onto or assume difierent angular positions relative to the latter.

CARL G 'AGREN REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,568,303 Webster Jan. 5, 1926 2,004,095 Hankins et a1 June 11, 1935 Stieler ,Apr; 7, 2,354,922 McEwen et a1 Aug. 1, 1944 g FOREIGN PATENTS Niimber Country Date Great Britain Oct. 6, 1921

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US2643010A (en) * 1945-09-04 1953-06-23 Joyce Cridland Co Loading dock
US2644180A (en) * 1949-02-25 1953-07-07 Beaunit Mills Inc Platform ramp
US2644971A (en) * 1949-11-18 1953-07-14 Arthur E Rowe Loading dock construction
US2670484A (en) * 1949-10-15 1954-03-02 Gulf Canal Lines Inc Loading platform
US2689965A (en) * 1950-06-16 1954-09-28 Beacon Production Equipment Co Extensible adjustable dock board
US2739325A (en) * 1950-05-25 1956-03-27 Clausen Iron Co Inc Ramp apparatus
US2759207A (en) * 1951-02-02 1956-08-21 Superior Railway Products Corp Loading ramp
US2760216A (en) * 1953-01-13 1956-08-28 Bachman Bakeries Inc Portable ramp
US2815872A (en) * 1954-11-29 1957-12-10 Graham Phillip Vehicle parking device
US2817102A (en) * 1953-12-07 1957-12-24 Harris John Dockboard assembly
US3010128A (en) * 1956-06-04 1961-11-28 Gehlen Hermann W Mobile self propelled bridge units
US3018495A (en) * 1956-09-14 1962-01-30 Symington Wayne Corp Loading dock
US3019917A (en) * 1957-06-26 1962-02-06 Albert I Kegan Mobile loading ramps
US3095591A (en) * 1960-09-06 1963-07-02 Steward T Buck Traveling ramp for loading vehicles onto multiple deck transport
US3237936A (en) * 1963-05-15 1966-03-01 Patrick A Plante Corner bank for race courses
US3409923A (en) * 1966-04-29 1968-11-12 Walter B. Walker Adjustable platform and ramp unit
US3639935A (en) * 1970-06-15 1972-02-08 Karl Kumpolt Portable dock levellers
US3730361A (en) * 1971-07-28 1973-05-01 Zink R Vehicle ramp
US3802018A (en) * 1968-09-27 1974-04-09 Copperloy Corp Suspension for mobile ramp structure
US3870170A (en) * 1973-06-06 1975-03-11 Donald E Noble Loading ramp for pick-up trucks and the like
US4076134A (en) * 1975-03-19 1978-02-28 Landow Consulting Associates, Inc. Wheeled ramp loading and unloading apparatus
WO1985001495A1 (en) * 1983-09-30 1985-04-11 Waldemar Marinitsch Transport plant for transporting parcel goods
US4864672A (en) * 1988-03-07 1989-09-12 Altieri John A Dockplate
DE3919608A1 (en) * 1989-06-15 1990-12-20 Bernhard Pundsack Loading ramp for poultry, esp. turkeys - consists of support structure with platform, ramp, bridge plate and control
US5287580A (en) * 1990-12-21 1994-02-22 Nelson Steven H Folding portable ramp
US6227790B1 (en) 1998-05-20 2001-05-08 Universal Studios, Inc. Amusement ride vehicle with wheelchair ramp
US6340280B1 (en) 1998-05-20 2002-01-22 Universal City Studios, Inc. Amusement ride vehicle with wheelchair ramp
US6407348B1 (en) 2000-09-14 2002-06-18 William M. Scott Baggage bridge apparatus
US6484343B1 (en) 2001-03-15 2002-11-26 Andrew Phillips Adjustable ramp
US6678910B2 (en) * 2001-10-19 2004-01-20 Dave W. Smith Fully floating gangway
US20040255406A1 (en) * 2003-06-19 2004-12-23 Schweitzer Kathleen M. Methods and apparatus for a step mounting system
US20060005329A1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2006-01-12 Boulton John F Bridging apparatus
US20060117502A1 (en) * 2004-12-03 2006-06-08 Rel Stapleton Corp. Tri-folding ramp
US20080138174A1 (en) * 2004-01-09 2008-06-12 Hawkins Samuel P Pick-up and lay-down system and method
EP2055654A1 (en) * 2007-11-05 2009-05-06 Deutsche Post AG Device for unloading boxed and hanging stock
US20090300860A1 (en) * 2008-06-04 2009-12-10 Campbell Patrick L Portable wheelchair ramp
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ES2388231A1 (en) * 2010-03-30 2012-10-10 Juan Antonio Torres Pérez Platform ramp built-in soil.
US20160186454A1 (en) * 2013-11-07 2016-06-30 Rogers Athletic Company, Inc. Seating system with tiltable deck and belt drive
US20160347227A1 (en) * 2012-10-31 2016-12-01 Shanghai Cartec Industrial And Trading Co., Ltd Height adjustable loading ramp
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US2643010A (en) * 1945-09-04 1953-06-23 Joyce Cridland Co Loading dock
US2644180A (en) * 1949-02-25 1953-07-07 Beaunit Mills Inc Platform ramp
US2626411A (en) * 1949-04-23 1953-01-27 William E Palmer Dock bridge
US2670484A (en) * 1949-10-15 1954-03-02 Gulf Canal Lines Inc Loading platform
US2644971A (en) * 1949-11-18 1953-07-14 Arthur E Rowe Loading dock construction
US2739325A (en) * 1950-05-25 1956-03-27 Clausen Iron Co Inc Ramp apparatus
US2689965A (en) * 1950-06-16 1954-09-28 Beacon Production Equipment Co Extensible adjustable dock board
US2759207A (en) * 1951-02-02 1956-08-21 Superior Railway Products Corp Loading ramp
US2760216A (en) * 1953-01-13 1956-08-28 Bachman Bakeries Inc Portable ramp
US2817102A (en) * 1953-12-07 1957-12-24 Harris John Dockboard assembly
US2815872A (en) * 1954-11-29 1957-12-10 Graham Phillip Vehicle parking device
US3010128A (en) * 1956-06-04 1961-11-28 Gehlen Hermann W Mobile self propelled bridge units
US3018495A (en) * 1956-09-14 1962-01-30 Symington Wayne Corp Loading dock
US3019917A (en) * 1957-06-26 1962-02-06 Albert I Kegan Mobile loading ramps
US3095591A (en) * 1960-09-06 1963-07-02 Steward T Buck Traveling ramp for loading vehicles onto multiple deck transport
US3237936A (en) * 1963-05-15 1966-03-01 Patrick A Plante Corner bank for race courses
US3409923A (en) * 1966-04-29 1968-11-12 Walter B. Walker Adjustable platform and ramp unit
US3802018A (en) * 1968-09-27 1974-04-09 Copperloy Corp Suspension for mobile ramp structure
US3639935A (en) * 1970-06-15 1972-02-08 Karl Kumpolt Portable dock levellers
US3730361A (en) * 1971-07-28 1973-05-01 Zink R Vehicle ramp
US3870170A (en) * 1973-06-06 1975-03-11 Donald E Noble Loading ramp for pick-up trucks and the like
US4076134A (en) * 1975-03-19 1978-02-28 Landow Consulting Associates, Inc. Wheeled ramp loading and unloading apparatus
WO1985001495A1 (en) * 1983-09-30 1985-04-11 Waldemar Marinitsch Transport plant for transporting parcel goods
US4864672A (en) * 1988-03-07 1989-09-12 Altieri John A Dockplate
DE3919608A1 (en) * 1989-06-15 1990-12-20 Bernhard Pundsack Loading ramp for poultry, esp. turkeys - consists of support structure with platform, ramp, bridge plate and control
US5287580A (en) * 1990-12-21 1994-02-22 Nelson Steven H Folding portable ramp
US6227790B1 (en) 1998-05-20 2001-05-08 Universal Studios, Inc. Amusement ride vehicle with wheelchair ramp
US6340280B1 (en) 1998-05-20 2002-01-22 Universal City Studios, Inc. Amusement ride vehicle with wheelchair ramp
US6407348B1 (en) 2000-09-14 2002-06-18 William M. Scott Baggage bridge apparatus
US6484343B1 (en) 2001-03-15 2002-11-26 Andrew Phillips Adjustable ramp
US6678910B2 (en) * 2001-10-19 2004-01-20 Dave W. Smith Fully floating gangway
US7350254B2 (en) * 2002-06-26 2008-04-01 19 Dean Street Pty Ltd Bridging apparatus
US20060005329A1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2006-01-12 Boulton John F Bridging apparatus
US7162760B2 (en) * 2003-06-19 2007-01-16 Schweitzer Kathleen M Methods and apparatus for a step mounting system
US20040255406A1 (en) * 2003-06-19 2004-12-23 Schweitzer Kathleen M. Methods and apparatus for a step mounting system
US20080138174A1 (en) * 2004-01-09 2008-06-12 Hawkins Samuel P Pick-up and lay-down system and method
US20060117502A1 (en) * 2004-12-03 2006-06-08 Rel Stapleton Corp. Tri-folding ramp
US7237294B2 (en) 2004-12-03 2007-07-03 Lensing Jerry P Tri-folding ramp
EP2055654A1 (en) * 2007-11-05 2009-05-06 Deutsche Post AG Device for unloading boxed and hanging stock
US20090300860A1 (en) * 2008-06-04 2009-12-10 Campbell Patrick L Portable wheelchair ramp
ES2388231A1 (en) * 2010-03-30 2012-10-10 Juan Antonio Torres Pérez Platform ramp built-in soil.
DE102010031491A1 (en) * 2010-07-16 2012-01-19 Hannes Neupert Mobile roadway unit for two-wheelers
US20160347227A1 (en) * 2012-10-31 2016-12-01 Shanghai Cartec Industrial And Trading Co., Ltd Height adjustable loading ramp
US9776547B2 (en) * 2012-10-31 2017-10-03 Shanghai Cartec Industrial And Trading Co., Ltd Height adjustable loading ramp
US9809987B2 (en) * 2013-11-07 2017-11-07 Rogers Athletic Company, Inc. Seating system with tiltable deck and belt drive
US20160186454A1 (en) * 2013-11-07 2016-06-30 Rogers Athletic Company, Inc. Seating system with tiltable deck and belt drive
US9561448B1 (en) * 2016-04-15 2017-02-07 John Bethers Mobile action sports ramp

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